No travel to campus required

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
Learn strategies for blended teaching and online teaching or training.

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman

Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration

Spring: EDUC 760 931 February 29 - April 22, 2016

Summer: EDUC 760 960 May 2 - June 24, 2016

  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students
  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbooks provided at no additional cost
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section

Who Should Enroll

The course is designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in using online delivery for training, courses, blended courses, or  as web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction including:

  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders

What You Will Learn

Learn how to add online components to enhance traditional face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or convert courses or workshops for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes, curation systems, and e-portfolios. Investigate accessibility, closed caption, and transcript creation. Learn how to support new online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement and best practices in online teaching/developing presence. .

Course Description: Historical background and current trends in online learning. Concepts and foundations of evidence-based practices for successful teaching online. E-learning theory, principles, course management systems, accessibility, copyright, and web-based technology tools.

You may enroll in the course to meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2013). Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2nd ed). Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373 

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as, Barnes & Noble or Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Analyze current research on teaching and learning using learning management systems.

  2. Evaluate, select and manage technology-based assessment tools.

  3. Apply collaborative learning theory to create and use web tools such as discussion forums and blogs for collaborative learning.

  4. Locate and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information resources to be used in the online classroom.

  5. Demonstrate the ethical use of digital information resources and understanding of educational copyright and fair use principles in e-learning environments.

  6. Apply understanding of the impact of learner differences: culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and family influences on the delivery of e-learning.

  7. Analyze how accessibility of technology-based resources affects planning for instruction.

  8. Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.

No travel to campus required. The course is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week. This is not a self-paced course.


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